The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Colorado. It’s in effect until 12:00am tonight. Persistent snowfall is forecasted to impact the area throughout the day today.
- Up To 10″ of Snow Today
“Snow will impact travel today through tonight over the higher terrain with icy and snow covered roads. At lower elevations due to warm pavement, the snow will struggle to accumulate on roads this morning through the afternoon. Cooler temps during the evening will allow snow to accumulate and create hazardous travel conditions for the evening rush hour at lower elevations.”
– NOAA Denver, CO
Copper Mountain, CO received 3″ of snow overnight and it’s still snowing, so they’re set up well for a great weekend of skiing and riding.
Snow is expected to fall at elevations greater than 4,000ft.
The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average temperatures and above average precipitation in Colorado.
Additional Storm Info:
Colorado: Up To 10″ of Snow Today
* Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected, with locally heavier amounts around 10 inches on east facing slopes. - NOAA Denver, CO
Winter Weather Advisory:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Denver CO 324 AM MST Fri Jan 11 2019 ...SNOW MAKES A RETURN... .An upper level weather system will move across the area today into this evening and then exit the region late tonight. Snow will continue in the mountains and spread across the plains today. The snow may be mixed with rain below 5000 feet through this afternoon. The main travel impacts will be in the mountains, foothills, and Palmer Divide today through this evening, where snow covered roads and hazardous travel conditions can be expected. Over the the I-25 Urban Corridor, mainly wet roads can be expected through this afternoon, but as temperatures drop this evening snow will start to accumulate on roads. Bridges and overpasses will be first affected. The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks-South Park- Including the cities of Berthoud Pass, Breckenridge, East Slopes Mosquito Range, East Slopes Southern Gore Range, Eisenhower Tunnel, Indian Peaks, Kenosha Mountains, Mount Evans, Williams Fork Mountains, Winter Park, Fairplay, Hartsel, Lake George, and South Park ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected, with locally heavier amounts around 10 inches on east facing slopes. Lighter snow amounts can be expected west of the Eisenhower Tunnel. * WHERE...The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks, The Southern Front Range Foothills and South Park. * WHEN...Until midnight MST tonight. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Friday morning and Friday evening commute.